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Diligent’s CEO J. Michael Barrett authored an op-ed for the Washington Examiner about how in an era of fiscal constraints there needs to be more realism injected into our national security policy, starting with stopping the waste of funds to the hopeless cause of any ‘meaningful victory’ in Afghanistan. The piece closes with the recognition [...]
Diligent team co-authored a recent feature article for the Washington Examiner titled Smarter Grid is a Smart Investment. It is based on a 4-part strategy document we recently completed for the Lexington Institute regarding how to make the U.S. Electrical Grid more resilient, available here: http://www.lexingtoninstitute.org/energy.
As several million Americans continue to struggle with the devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy, it is worth asking how the nation can better prepare to weather future natural and manmade disasters. This is particularly important in considering one of the storm’s most important impacts – namely, its near-total destruction of the electrical power grid and [...]
Diligent CEO Mike Barrett’s latest article appeared in The Hill newspaper on 29 October, 2012. A pdf version of the article is available by clicking here: Battle Ready Radars.
Diligent CEO Mike Barrett’s latest article, “All Revolutions Involve Chaos”, appeared in Defense News on September 24, 2012. A link to a .pdf version of the article is available here: All Revolutions Involve Chaos.
Diligent CEO Mike Barrett’s latest article, “The Dangerous Precedent of POTUS Picking Targets“, appeared in the Small Wars Journal on August 27, 2012. A link to a .pdf version of the article is available here: The Dangerous Precedent of POTUS Picking Targets.
Diligent’s J. Michael Barrett had a piece in the Washington Examiner discussing the silence of the ‘realists’ when it comes to current foreign policy discussions such as when and where to intervene using the U.S. military and other facets of national security. The link is here: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/2012/05/where-are-foreign-policy-realists/579351 or in pdf format here: Where are the [...]
Diligent’s co-founders had another article this week in Defense News about the power of unleashing the DoD’s data by giving better access to the numbers and inspiring a revolution in how people combine the art and the science of defense and military planning. Click here for the article in pdf format.
Diligent Innovations’ Senior Analyst John Thorne, a former Social Scientist deployed with Human Terrain Team AF-21 in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, explains a framework for identifying sources of instability among the local nationals and understanding the real roots of local level conflicts. The article, entitled “Local Assessment Framework: Analyzing Perceptions and Sources of Violence“, is available [...]